Philippe Briand, for Vitruvius Ltd., is one of the founders of the Water Revolution Foundation.
Water Revolution Foundation is the first independent, international, science-driven, non-profit organisation started from within the superyacht industry that is taking the lead to neutralise its ecological footprint and preserve the world’s precious oceans. Water Revolution Foundation’s mission is to drive sustainability in the superyacht industry through collaboration and innovation and leading the way to neutralise its ecological footprint and preserve the world’s precious oceans.
In order to accelerate the focus on, and adoption of, sustainable technology, Water Revolution Foundation will take a very constructive and collaborative approach. By providing the superyacht industry with tools, information, knowledge and sharing best practices, Water Revolution will be the central platform facilitating the shift towards neutralisation of our ecological footprint. While doing so, we will also activate the superyacht industry to support ocean conservation programmes and help to select the most impactful ones. Healthy oceans are not just securing the future of the yachting industry, they are vital for the planet’s well-being and everyone’s personal health.
In the superyacht industry, we are accustomed to being challenged by our clients and achieving the unthinkable. Now is the time to challenge ourselves and work together to make this happen.
Vitruvius is focusing on Clean water and sanitation, Responsible consumption and production, Climate Action and Life under water.
‘After her launch in January, Najiba’s sea trials the following month confirmed that her average fuel consumption could reach as low as 11.4 litres per nautical mile at a cruising speed of 12 knots, which is between 20 percent and 25 percent less than other motor yachts of her size. Her top speed of 17 knots and her range of over 6,000 nautical miles also exceeded expectations.’Superyacht Times